Facebook has today released a rather interestingly titled app called ‘Poke’ for iOS devices, which allows users to send time limited messages, containing either text, photos or videos. The concept of the app is similar to Snapchat, in that that a user sends the message to one of their Facebook friends and then that friend holds their finger on the screen of their iOS device until the time runs out.
The app allows you to ‘poke’ several friends at once and gives you the option of setting a time limit of 1, 3, 5 or 10 seconds. After that pre-determined time limit expires, then your message is deleted from the Poke app. The app itself only works with iOS devices at the moment but Facebook is expected to release versions on other platforms like Android.
The standalone Poke app is available from the App Store right now, free of charge, so download it now and Poke away.